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6 Tips for Great Travel Photography

When you travel, one of the things that you will want to do is capture each moment with amazing photography. Of course, when you are traveling, it can be much harder to take the time and set the camera to capture the picture. Often, travel photography can feel more rushed and you may be disappointed with your pictures when you get home. You do not have to let this happen. Instead, follow these six tips to great travel photography, and you can take the most amazing, breathtaking travel images.

  1. Keep in mind that you will have to be carrying the equipment around. Do not go overboard with the equipment you take with you, or you could get very tired from carrying it. Additionally, if you will be flying, you will need to stay within the baggage allowances.Take only the equipment that you will definitely need, like the camera, a couple of lenses, plenty of memory cards, and perhaps even a monopod, which will be smaller than a tripod.
  2. Choose a good, basic lens. The last thing you will want to do is constantly have to change your lenses every time you want to take a picture. A good versatile lens can cut a great deal of this out. Consider an 18-200 mm lens as a basis.
  3. Make sure you have enough memory cards. Chances are you will want to shoot in RAW since this will make it much easier for you to edit your images later, but RAW images take up a great deal of space. You will not want to discover you are out of memory card space when you are traveling!
  4. Make notes. Since you could be taking a great deal of pictures, you may forget what some things are when you get back home and start identifying images. You can carry a very small notebook with you and make notes as you go or just log everything at the end of each day.
  5. Be creative. Sometimes, travel photography is much more than just landscapes. The best photography can also include images that capture the culture of the area. Do not be afraid to be creative with the images you choose to take.
  6. Keep your safety in mind. When you are traveling overseas, you need to know the laws and the policies of the country you are visiting. Some countries are much more photographer friendly than others.

Travel photography can be fun and rewarding. If you take these six tips in mind, you can make sure you have an amazing experience and you bring home even more amazing photos.

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